cockington court in torquay

Cockington Crafts Only a mile from the bustle of Torquay sea front, easily accessible by car or bus, is the beautiful thatched village of Cockington, set in 460 acres of stunning Country Park. Cockington was mentioned in the Doomsday Book, and the picturesque village has been described as “The Prettiest Village in England”, and it’s not hard to see why with its thatched cottages and old English gardens.

Step back in time as you visit the Church of St George and St Mary (c1069), and enjoy strolling around the ornamental lakes, formal gardens and woodland. As a child, Agatha Christie took part in amateur dramatics in Cockington Court, and Cockington features on the Agatha Christie Literary Trail. If walking isn’t your thing however, horse and carriage rides are available in the village and there isn’t really a better way to travel down the narrow, winding lanes.

Enjoy refreshments at one of the chocolate box cottage tea rooms serving cream teas and locally produced goodies, or visit the Drum Inn for a more substantial meal and a drop of ale, where in winter one can cosy up in front of one of the real live fires, or in summer one can sit out in the garden, taking in the true beauty of this lovely little English village.

The pride of the village is Cockington Court, which was owned by the Cary family from, 1375-1654, and now home to a fabulous contempory arts and crafts hub. This is where to come for a unique gift; one can find everything from glass-blowers to blacksmiths to canoe makers!

Glass blowing


The court has beautiful gardens, a large lawn and a great tearoom. Cockington is a key location for many events during the summer months in the Bay, open air performances and Torbay’s Last Night at the Prom are held here in spectacular fashion.



Some of our most popular breaks for the year ahead – book early to avoid disappointment. 

Includes two nights devon cream tea on arrival, 5 Course Dinner both nights, B&B with live music & Sunday Lunch  Feb: £100pp, Mar: £110pp, Apr: £115, Jun & Sep: £120, Oct to Dec £115pp

(15th to 17th ) like our special weekend as above but complementery wine on Saturday night, add 14th Feb for £59pp includes luxury valentines themed meal

Stay 3 nights 9th to 22nd April for £180 per person DB&B or £145 B&B – live music every night.

(£31.50pp B&B) or (£47.25pp D,B&B) – Min three nights stay.

July, Aug, Sep,  10% off 2 nights or more DB&B or 5% B&B – Or get 15% off DB&B when you stay 7 nights or more.

Get 5% off four nights stay or more and get a complementery main course in our restaurant on your first night (use promocode: SUMMERDINE )

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